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The necessity of objective standards for moral enhancement

Abstract:

Addressing skeptical arguments from philosophy and neuroscience, John Shook (2012) claims that it is conceptually coherent to describe certain forms of mental intervention as “moral enhancement,” and that it is legitimate to imagine (and hope for) the development of such interventions in the near future. His conceptualization of moral enhancement, however, fails in our view because of his refusal to recognize any objectivity to values. Moreover, this foundational conceptual mistake adversely ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Santoni de Sio, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
AJOB Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
4
Pages:
15-16
Publication date:
2012-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2150-7759
ISSN:
2150-7740
URN:
uuid:1e4dedb9-e8aa-48bb-be50-861cfe396432
Source identifiers:
430707
Local pid:
pubs:430707

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